Working across boundaries - Merging behavioural ecology, physiology, and human dimensions to solve aquatic conservation problems
Conservation problems are inherently complex with effective solutions dependent on the ability to integrate and apply diverse concepts, approaches, and tools. Here I describe how we have used behaviour, physiology, and social science to inform our understanding of issues related to the conservation of freshwater fish. Case studies related to fisheries bycatch (dealing with Pacific salmon in British Columbia and imperiled turtles in eastern Ontario) to emphasize the benefits of integrating different perspectives to advance mission oriented research. I conclude with a broader discussion related to the benefits, risks, and challenges of working across and between traditional academic disciplines.
Host: Robert Arlinghaus